What's the weather like in Brisbane in January
With the city experiencing an average temperature of about 26 degrees Celsius during this time of the month, the average highs and lows range between 29 degrees Celsius and 22 degrees Celsius respectively.
Humidity & Rain
The chances of having a wet day in Brisbane during January gradually increases over the course of the month starting at 30 per cent and ending at about 34% by the end of the month.
The average rainfall expected is about 100 mm throughout the month over a period of rainfall days.
Brisbane experiences an average of 11 hours of sunshine over the course of January.
While January sees a gradual increase in the length of days, the total increase is estimated to be about 27 minutes through the month of January.
The average water temperature recorded in Brisbane is about 26 degrees Celsius or 79 degrees Fahrenheit.
This average water temperature remains essentially constant all through the month.
With an hourly average wind direction predominantly from the east all through January, the city experiences a peak proportion of 57 per cent on January 27th.
While you won't be cold during the month of January, it is advised that you carry light, casual summer clothing while you travel to Brisbane at this time of the month.
Also advised is to carry an umbrella or a rain jacket with you, to save yourself from the persistent rainfall during these months.
Brisbane hotels in January
The ibis is located at a minute walk from the riverfront, a 7-minute walk from the Queen Street Mall and a 12-minute walk from the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art. The modern unassuming mid- range hotel features modern, refined rooms with neutral colour schemes including internet (paid), satellite TV, desks and upgraded rooms with river views. With a stylish in-house restaurant offering buffet breakfast and international cuisine for dinner, the extra amenities included are a bar, multiple conference rooms, parking and laundry facilities(for a fee).
Somewhere to Stay
The Somewhere to Stay hostel is located at a distance of 1.2 km from South Bank train station, 1.8 km from the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art and about 2.6 km from Lang Park stadium. This modern, mid-range hostel has basic private rooms and dorms (both mixed-sex and female-only) that come with free Wi-Fi, linen, TVs, mini fridges, en suite bathrooms, while others share facilities. Other amenities include an outdoor saltwater pool, a BBQ, an outdoor pool table, a guest kitchen, a common room, a laundry facility, free parking, a shuttle to/from transport hubs and the city centre, and bikes that are available to rent.
The Great Southern Hotel
The Great Southern Hotel is a mid-range, modern hotel located in the Central Business District, and at a distance of 1.3 km from the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, and 1.5 km from the cultural attractions of South Bank. The hotel features polished rooms, while suites feature Wi-Fi (paid), flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, tea and coffee making equipment and desks. Upgraded rooms feature sitting areas, while suites have in-room whirlpool tubs and in-room spa services at a fee. The other amenities include a modern restaurant with outdoor seating, a cocktail lounge, a fitness centre, an outdoor pool, a business centre, a meeting space and paid parking.
Meriton Suites Herschel Street
Another affordable, mid-range hotel with a touch of luxury is the Meriton Suites Herschel Street hotel. This polishes, high rise hotel is set across 74 floors, and is located at a 12-minute walk from the Queensland Galley of Modern Art, and at a distance of 12.6 km from the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. The hotel offers comfortable bedroom apartments with facilities such as free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, kitchenettes and floor-to-ceiling windows with city views. While upgraded 1-and 2-bedroom units have full kitchens and separate living rooms; 3-bedroom units offer dining areas and elevated city views. Also offered are a luxe top-floor penthouse suite that offers marble-built kitchens and bathrooms, and nearly double the amount of living space and amenities such as a heated indoor pool, a fitness room, a spa and a sauna.
Brisbane beaches in January
Best known for its sparkling creek, bordered on one side by the Burleigh Heads National Park and on the other side by the Palm Beach, the Tallebudgera Creek is the perfect destination for a wide range of activities- including swimming, camping, kayaking, picnicking, or even fishing. The creek has a large population of families visiting all through summer and even features two and three bedroom waterfront villas with a touch of luxury, and basic lodgings for those on a budget. Renowned for their relative calm, the Tallebudgera Creek waters are super clean and safe, and make a great spot for young ones to enjoy in the water. Overall, if you are looking for a lovely little water creek for an afternoon of relaxation and fun, this is the gem you're looking for.
The gorgeous Burleigh Beach is clean, has a relaxing vibe and offers some fantastic facilities aside from being family oriented. This beach on the Gold Coast is well-known for its spectacular surfing conditions and is located between the Surfers Paradise to the north and the Coolangatta to the south. The beach has some cool oceanfront dining options and a space for regular art and craft markets, as well as shopping areas for the incessant shopper.
The epic Currumbin waterway on the Gold Coast is an inspiring beachfront community linking to the pristine rainforest mountains of the region. A haven for all kinds of active water sports like stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking, this creek is a protected and patrolled space, safe for large families. The Currumbin Surf Life Saving Club offers some brilliant beachfront dining, and makes an easy visit to the famous Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.
Bars and Restaurants
Jimmy's on the Mall
Jimmy's on the Mall is a breezy, split-level venue, open 24- and located in the most central part of the city with an excellent view. The restaurant houses perfectly laid green walls adding a relaxing touch to its ambience, offering a unique, laid-back atmosphere, perfect for an evening of rest and rejuvenation. With friendly staff and courteous, professional service, the food is delicious and excels both in quality and quantity. Though prices are a little on the higher side, this restaurant is worth a visit, taking into account the service, ambiance and great location.
Mado Turkish Restaurant
In the mood for yummy Turkish cuisine? Mado Turkish Restaurant is your place in Brisbane. In addition to delicious Turkish cuisine, this vibrant restaurant has regular belly dancing shows for its esteemed guests. The lively restaurant features an upscale ambience and decorations, and is a perfect location for the tastiest Turkish food right in the heart of Brisbane. The restaurant has a brilliant, professional team of wait staff and offers delectable, high quality dishes. If you are in Brisbane, you ought to visit the Mado Turkish Restaurant for its fun ambience and great Turkish food.
George's Paragon Seafood Restaurant
In the mood for some great tasting sea food while in Brisbane? The George's Paragon Seafood Restaurant is a good choice. A well-located restaurant in the central part of the city, the George's Paragon Seafood Restaurant offers excellent customer service and top-notch seafood. Offering stunning views of the Brisbane River, the restaurant has a great atmosphere and serves delectable sea cuisine. The highlight of the restaurant is the wonderfully fresh fish, the lovely balcony views and friendly, quick service. If here, we recommend to you the baby Octopus platter- for its great taste and hearty servings.
Libertine Restaurant & Cocktail Bar
In the mood for a fanciful dinner with family or with a romantic interest? The Libertine Restaurant & Cocktail Bar may be something you're looking for. The restaurant offers a dramatic dining experience complete with chandeliers, imaginative French-Vietnamese dishes, banquets and cocktails. Offering a blend of French and Vietnamese cuisine, the restaurant offers a sublime dining experience with amazing food and reasonable portions. Overall, this restaurant offers delicious flavourful food combinations and cocktails and kind, polite and accommodating service.
Things to do in Brisbane in January
Glass House Mountains
A great place to visit, with some beautiful walking trails, the Glass House Mountain is a great way to spend the afternoon with the entire family. While some aspects of the climb make for a good challenge, the trek trail is definitely worth the climb and time spent. The trek is definitely a fun climb offering some brilliant views, but the view from the top of the mountains is absolutely spectacular and rewarding. All in all, the Glass House Mountains make a great destination for a varied selection of walks and has something for everyone in the family.
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World
One place you definitely should visit if you love being in nature, is the Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World. This brilliant 6 acre wonderland of sculpted, layered gardens has the choicest selections of plantings, waterfalls, lakes, picnic spots and some lovely, magnificent views of the Glass House Mountains. The park's famous guided walk- the Walk Through Bird Aviaries experience brings you up close and personal with the most fascinating and colourful birds from all across the world. If here, we would also suggest that you try their scrumptious Devonshire teas are served in the gazebos overlooking the gardens. Makes for a great nature-treat for the frazzled.
A Kayak tour along the Brisbane River
Regardless of whether you are an experienced paddler or just a first timer, you have got to discover the immensity of Brisbane's beautiful river city through a Kayak experience. The place has various companies offering different experiences and adventure packages at competitive pricings, and we would suggest you do a bit of research on which one suits your needs the best. Kayaking through the meandering Brisbane River lets you see the city from a unique angle and makes the experience unforgettable. Whether you are in the mood for thrills, chills or a peaceful ride through the river, we assure you that there is no better way to discover the lovely river city.